Cherohala Challenge

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Date: June 17,2017
Event: Cherohala Challenge
Routes: 35, 53, 62 and 115 miles
About the Ride:

Join the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen on June 17th as we present the 17th Annual Cherohala Challenge!

The event offers four distinctive rides that almost anyone can find a ride that will fit their skill level. Rides of 35, 53, 62 and 115 miles, will be fully SAG supported with well-stocked rest stops. Free post-ride meal. Free Socks to those who pre-register by May 15th.

Finisher’s medal for all riders. Dragon Slayer Medal for those finishing the Century in 7 hours or less.

New this year Black Knight Jersey to the first male and female rider that complete the Century Ride.

Online registration ends on June 15th at midnight.  

Register Early and Save Money.  Day of Registration is $80 dollars.

Event details and schedule

This is a rain or shine event.  All riders must wear helmets.Packet Pick-Up: Friday, June 16, between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Cherohala Skyway (Tellico Plains Visitor Center) Visitor Center.

Day of Registration packet pick-up will take place between 5:45 and 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center.

Location for Start and Packet Pickup:  Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center at 225 Cherohala Skyway, or  Charles Hall Museum, Tellico Plains, TN 37385


115 mile   7:00 AM Start                                                                                                  

62 Mile     7:15 AM Start

53 Mile     7:20 AM Start

35 Mile     7:30 AM Start
Location: 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Event Website:

Registration details: Online registration via

Contact info: Facebook page

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